写真visitorsOne of the bonuses of sitting my show, other than meeting new people and getting a chance to see people that I have already met once more is to practice my Japanese. I feel like I have learned more in a few afternoons at the gallery than going to class. Just hanging out at Tokyo Studio, there is always something going on and someone ready to engage however we can -like Yoichiro-san feeding his bird-friends or Shinesuke arriving on his motorcycle. I’ll continue to add photos of daily activities at the gallery. Next week, Sekine-san will bring a group from a local kindergarden and we will make paper together in front of the gallery! This is the advantage of a gallery already integrated into a community – other things just happen.